Three Blind Mice

Posted by Helen Friday, November 24, 2006

A thirty-minute radio play with that title by Agatha Christie was broadcast in May 1947 on Queen Mary’s 80th birthday, as a present for her (the royal family has had a number of Christie fans among its members).

Later Christie expanded the play into a longer one (she often developed themes first explored in short stories to create novels), called “The Mousetrap”. And who has not heard of it?

The play opened at the Ambassadors Theatre on November 25, 1952 and has been running ever since, though it transferred to St Martin’s Theatre some years ago. There have been over 21,000 performances and more than 300 actors have played in it.

The original stars were Richard Attenborough and Sheila Sim. Any other information you want? There is a website devoted to the play, which will tell you everything you want to know. Well, almost everything. The identity of the murderer remains a closely guarded secret.

2 comments

  1. GM Says:
  2. Sadly, the identity of the murderer is not such a closely guarded secret....some years ago a journalist by the name of Peter Hillmore (immortalised in Private Eye as Peter Pisspoor) published the identity in his gossip column. Hell will simply not be bad enough for him....

     
  3. Agree with the last sentiment.

     
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